The ST members' events were the most prominent performance art in the seven ties and they replaced the happenings from the mid-1970's. The origin of their events was Fluxus events where Japanese artists participated from the late fifties in New York.
Event was initiated by Lee Keonyoung in 1975, and the process of his first works was logical and clear but the content, ambiguous and abstract. He was influenced by the Japanese events, Jackson Pollock's action paintings, and Lee Ufan. Lee Keonyoung performed many events, and became the forerunner of the field. He called his works 'event-logical' and believed that he could contact the world spirit through his body-conscious events. Though his purpose was rather esoteric, the action itself was simple and sophisticated enough to attract the audience.
The other important event artists were Kim Yongmin, Sung Neunggyung, Jangsokwon , and Yunjinsop. Kim started events in 1975 and unlike Lee, he dealt with ordinary activities such as removing water from wet cloth or drawing and erasmg lines. His best works revealed the purity or gratuitousness of action. Sung's events were very short and ironic and he was interested in social problems. He also used his bod y as a means to reach the world but whether he achieved his goal or not is not certain. Jang and Yun are younger than the rest. Jang did meditative and guiet works and Yun's works were light and gay and he emphasized audience participation.
Events of these ST members were the most important part of their group activi ties and also were the main genre of their exhibitions which lasted for 10 years. They reflected the philosophy of Lee Ufan, who influenced 70's Korean art a great deal in every media. All in all, ST events were the products of specific tendencies of 70's Korean art that were self-consciouly responding and reacting to for eign influences. But events did not last long enough, and more inclusive and di verse performance arts were practiced in the 80's. In sum, ST members' events were the unigue performance art in the seventies.